Every team likes to use the “us vs. them” card, and Kentucky actually has a reason to do so.

After debuting at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2018 season, ESPN analyst Joey Galloway and FOX analyst Doug Gottlieb both called out the Wildcats.

As you can see in the video below, shared by Kentucky Kernel on YouTube, LB Kash Daniel says he doesn’t think national media members want the Wildcats to succeed:

“You know, I think it has something to do with they’re used to seeing Kentucky all basketball season whoopin’ up on people, so now they’re actually good at another sport, so I think that’s the factor that they don’t want to see us succeed,” he said. “Anybody outside of this state doesn’t want to see us succeed, unless they live in another state and are from Kentucky.”

Fans and media members alike will have no choice but to respect the ‘Cats if they pull off the upset of Georgia on Saturday afternoon, though.